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Our master of business administration curriculum consists of 24 credits of required core coursework, and a minimum of 36 credits of elective courses. No transfer credits from other institutions may be applied toward the MBA degree.
Students who exempt out of core courses replace them with electives to fulfill the MBA requirement of 60 credits of graduate-level courses taken in residence at the School in four terms of study. Fifty-four of these credits must consist of in-classroom business courses. Students may count a combined maximum of six credits of B8000 Independent Study, B9002 Cross-Cultural Seminar, B9502 Global Business Project, and graduate-level courses from other Columbia schools toward the MBA degree. Graduate-level courses are denoted by a number of 4000 or higher.
Full-time residence at the Business School is strictly defined as a minimum of 12 credits. Students are permitted to take up to 18 credits per term, and may graduate with more than 60 credits.
A failed core course must be repeated; a failed elective must either be repeated or replaced by another.
Students should review the academic standards for their academic year of entry for minimum GPA requirements.
Students choose courses from many different areas of study; a concentration is not required.
Requirements differ for dual degree programs.
Upcoming Information Sessions
Saturday, March 7 - Uris Hall, Room 301
EMBA Information Session
Saturday, March 14 - Uris Hall, Room 141
Special Event: Experience EMBA Friday/Saturday - Panel
For a full list of upcoming EMBA-Global information sessions, both for EMBA-Global Americas and Europe and EMBA-Global Asia, please visit the EMBA-Global website.
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Special Concentration in Business Management
We are currently accepting applications for the undergraduate Special Concentration in Business Management. If you are a sophomore or junior at Columbia University and would like to be considered, please submit an online application by March 17, 2015.
Before submitting an application, please take time to carefully review the program details and FAQ.
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